“Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings!” David began this unique psalm with a call to the inhabitants of heaven. All who were singing from the sanctuary on earth called upon those above to give glory to the Lord.
The divide between heaven and earth has always painful for those who lived here below. David’s words reminded all of God’s people that the same glorious Lord that they were singing to here was well known by all the citizens of the better land of life. Like them, the whole earth was called to “worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.”
Psalm 29 continued with a meditation upon the “voice of the Lord.” The glory of God could be known in the power of a frightening storm. His breathtaking providences were reminders of His majesty.
The wild animals might give birth in the fury of God’s thunder and lightening. In God’s sanctuary, both here below and even in the great cloud of witnesses above, all of the Lord’s people would cry out, “Glory!”
God is not frightened by the thunder and lightening. He reigns above even now over the great challenges of our lives. The Lord who died for our sins has not forgotten us. He is over every storm as “king forever.” He gives us strength to keep on going until our days are done on this earth. He blesses all His people with peace.
Prayer from A Book of Prayers
Lord of Hosts, all worship of men and angels is due to You, for You alone are God. Your voice is fearful and wonderful, like glorious thunder from the heavens. Blessed be Your Name, O great King. We hear Your Word of peace, and are greatly blessed.